Kent Alpine Gardener's Diary
This entry: 05 August 2017 by Tim Ingram
Reference. The VRV Alpine Forum and pictures of Herr Strumpf's garden.
Some amazing pictures shared by Frankie Wulleman on Facebook led to this reference from Luc Gilgemyn (in response to a question from Anne Spiegel in the USA) on the Flemish Rock Garden Society Forum http://www.vrvforum.be/forum/index.php?topic=1974.15. The garden they describe - made by Herr Strumpf - is really remarkable; a scree with Pyrethrum (Tanacetum) leontopodium growing outside is just one example, with the ability to cover plants in extremes of climate. An advantage not only of gardening in a continental climate but also this culture of rock gardening which is so evident in continental Europe, and especially the Czech Republic. [For all those who are dismayed by our political separation from friends and colleagues across the Channel, and find compensation in our common interests in horticulture and the study of plants].